Your first sight of the Namushasha River Villa – a floating oasis moored on a channel on the Kwando River in the Zambezi (Caprivi) region of Namibia – will have you gaping in wonder. You’ll be chuffed to stay on this romantic two-person craft surrounded by water channels and water lilies on the edge of a national park. It’s one of Namibia’s superb Zambezi lodges.

Formerly known as Caprivi, Zambezi Namibia is a captivating area of rivers in the north-eastern part of the country that provides a contrast with the deserts further south and west.

We arrived at the Namushasha River Villa by boat from the jetty at Namushasha River Lodge in the heat of the afternoon. Even in the harsh light it was a beauty.

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Downstairs, a living area consisting of lounge, dining table, bar and kitchen. The kitchen was well stocked with meats, salads, cheeses, bread, fruit and snacks. There were eggs, bacon, cereals, fruit and yoghurt for breakfast, even an ice machine, coffee machine and French press. Sliding glass doors led to a deck with two braais (gas and wood).

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Upstairs, a bedroom with its own sliding glass doors and deck that gave wraparound views, and a bathroom with views of the natural environment, even from the loo.It was bliss to be tucked into the reeds and surrounded by the peaceful river, with 270-degree views from the floor-to-ceiling glass on three sides. All this glass did make the River Villa hot in the afternoon, but there was an aircon in the bedroom, a fan in the lounge and water misters on the lower deck to cope with that. And I sure wasn’t complaining about the magnificence of uninterrupted views.

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Currently there’s a fabulous 50%- off special running at Namushasha River Villa until the end of October 2019. Hence, are you ready to experience this paradise, with its uninterrupted astonishing sights?

Writer: Roxanne Reid is a freelance writer, photojournalist, blogger, editor and proofreader. As a travel writer, she has walked through the Kalahari with a San tracker, camped under the stars in the bare stillness of the Richtersveld, and drove along the Roof of Africa in the high mountains of Lesotho. She also enjoyed breakfast in the Okavango Delta with a herd of elephants, walked among the wild horses of the Namib Desert and felt the spray of the Victoria Falls on her face. Please do enjoy her complete blog by clicking here: Namushasha River Villa.

Have you visited the Zambezi Region before? Please share some of your favourite experiences and lodges?